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Boston Defense Lawyers Fighting Misdemeanor Charges

Top Misdemeanor Defense Attorneys

In Massachusetts, misdemeanors are typically prosecuted in District Court and are typically punishable by up to two and one-half years in a jail or house of correction. Some examples of misdemeanors are:

  • Malicious destruction of property
  • Disorderly person
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Disturbing the peace
  • DUI (called OUI in Massachusetts)
  • Criminal traffic offenses
  • Minor transporting alcohol
  • Trespassing
  • Shoplifting and petty theft offenses
  • Larceny
  • Possession of marijuana, cocaine, heroin or ecstasy

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We are top rated misdemeanor defense lawyers serving Massachusetts, who will provide you with the best representation you can obtain anywhere. With offices in Boston, Salem, and Dedham, we are here to help fight your misdemeanor charges. Call us for a FREE phone consult.

Misdemeanors Should Not Be Taken Lightly

While misdemeanor cases may subject you to less jail time than felony cases, they may still have a devastating impact on your future. A misdemeanor conviction gives you a criminal record, which can affect your search for a job or ability to attend college. A misdemeanor conviction can ruin your reputation in the community, since any district court case is a public record and might be printed in your home town newspaper and published on the Internet. If you are not a U.S. citizen, a misdemeanor conviction could still ultimately affect your status in this country, if it’s considered to be a crime of “moral turpitude.”

There is a lot riding on any criminal charge. A skilled lawyer can often favorably resolve misdemeanor charges by negotiating with the prosecutor. By resolving the charges before a trial, you may avoid having a criminal conviction on your record. When you must take your case to trial, however, you will need an experienced and skillful attorney to fight for an acquittal on your behalf. Attorney Yannetti and his associates bring a track record of success which speaks for itself.

Call for A Free Consultation with A Top Boston Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a petty theft crime, such as shoplifting, or are facing another misdemeanor charge, you should seek legal advice. Contact a lawyer online or call 617-297-9213 for a free phone consultation.


Client Testimonials

5 Star

In the most painful times in our lives–David, Greg and Lisa showed us their professional best–dignified, warm, gracious. David and his team will not let you down, you will be taken well care of and most importantly superbly and justly represented…
Barbara Lynch

Oh my goodness David is a miracle worker! Unbelievable results! David is so highly respected by attorneys and judges and prosecutors that he really makes an impact in court and presented our friend in the best possible light…

Jude Dasilva

Greg Johnson and David Yannetti are simply the best. After having two other attorneys on a case, I hired them and got results where others failed. They work hard for you and I highly recommend them!…

Vivian Trinh

If it was not for Mr. Yannetti I could have lost my career and opportunity to come back to USA again given that I am not a US citizen. Thank you Mr. Yannetti for all you did for me and my family. You and your office were truly there for me in my darkest hour…

Ajit Gupta

Greg Johnson is a charming attorney and seems to truly care about his client’s and the outcome of their case. If you ever need an experienced criminal defense Lawyer, Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm is the one to call!…


“I’ve got your back,” he told me early on. David did not disappoint. By showing up with David in the courtroom, I felt I’d made a clear statement of intent. The case was duly dropped…

James Brooks

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